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Sea Chest Oyster Bar

6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
+1 805-927-4514
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (150 reviews)
“cioppino” (87 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (61 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
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1 - 10 of 1,324 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Large and noisy restaurant overlooking the beach. Long wait times if you don't have a reservation. Nice outdoor waiting area with firepit. Good food and large portions.

Thank smrealtor
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel recommended this place. Food was very good, but they do not accept credit cards (it never happened to us anywhere in the US). "For your convenience" there is an ATM in the premises, which is not the best option if you have foreign...More

1  Thank Javier_mail2003
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great. We started with the casino oysters very good with bacon on top. I had Andy ciampino it was delicious with a great mix of fish and shrimp. The wife had the shrimp and scallops combo which she loved. It is cash...More

Thank Linehand11
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here with a large group of friends and everyone was extremely pleased with their food. The seafood and clam chowder was excellent. The atmosphere in the bar area was fun and we didn't mind waiting there for our tables to be set up....More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been to Moonstone more times than I can count, but hadn’t eaten at the Sea Chest previously because of the cash-only terms and lines to get in. We ate there finally for our anniversary and we were blown away. We loved it!!! Food was...More

1  Thank Brad C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lines form early and the wait can be long. Excellent fresh seafood but limited. Nice to sit by the window and see the ocean.

1  Thank Denise G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Sea Chest is right across the street from the ocean. They serve dinner only, so if you can get a table up front to watch the sunset, it makes for a perfect evening. The food is delicious, starting with the fresh bread. I always...More

Thank Madisonznana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All this hype all the people I think it ridiculous they only take cash ( huh wonder ) don’t we all wish we could work like that and then there’s the no receipt very suspicious but that’s on them . Food to us was very...More

Thank Cat S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really fabulous fish restaurant, you can sit at the counter and watch the chefs preparing every dish, cool calm and collected. The fish is excellent and cooked to perfection and I am not a great fish eater. Good bar with excellent staff.

1  Thank Peter L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't visit Cambria and Moonstone Beach without dining at the Sea Chest. We've been eating here for 20 years, and not much has changed - and that's a good thing! This little restaurant doesn't take reservation, so you have to queue up before they...More

1  Thank ladmiral
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Response from plumcrazy2018 | Reviewed this property |
Yes a full bar and wine....great drinks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 23 - US$ 30
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6216 Moonstone Beach Dr, Cambria, CA 93428-1804
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-4514
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